Will my herpes medication affect the way my birth control works?

Nope! Your herpes medication shouldn’t affect your birth control at all. However, if you are experiencing an outbreak, avoid sexual contact.  Herpes is most contagious when a sore is present. And always use a condom as a backup; no hormonal birth control method is 100% effective. Condoms can prevent the transmission of other STIs too.

If you have more questions about herpes, make an appointment at Teen Clinic to talk to a provider.